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Is 'Hit Man' based on a true story? Fact checking Glen Powell's Netflix Gary Johnson movie

Staff, 6/10/2024"Hit Man" is a Netflix movie based on the true story of Gary Johnson, an undercover police officer who posed as a fake assassin to catch people soliciting hit men. While some elements of the film are fictionalized, Johnson's impressive record of assisting in the arrests of more than 70 individuals seeking contract killers is factual.